Suspension Bridge Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 10, 2011

Suspension Bridge Exercise

Suspension bridge exercise is a unique and difficult exercise to strengthen the entire body but especially the abs, arms, and back muscles. You will look like a bridge while doing this exercise.

How to do a Suspension Bridge:

Place a chair about four or 5 feet away from a wall. Grasp the outside of the chair and walk your feet up the wall until your feet are higher than your head. Your body should be a straight line. In your arms should be out in front of you, meaning that the chair should not be underneath your head, it should be out a little bit farther than your head. This way the focus is on your arms and your back and your abs instead of your chest. Hold this pose as long as you can.

Muscle group worked:

Suspension bridge exercise strengthens your whole body but mostly your upper back, arms, and ads.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:  30 to 60 seconds

Why a Suspension Bridge works:

The reason suspension bridge exercise works so well is because it places your body in a very difficult position to maintain.

Tips: The further away the chair is the more difficult the exercise. If you want to work up to this exercise, but the chair closer to the wall and each time you do it move the chair a little bit further away.

Important!: Breathe in and out slowly throughout this exercise

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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